How to install Network Printer as IP Based Local Printer

With the new print vulnerabilities, I am considering moving all the printers back to local printers and manage them via Kace.   Has anyone done this before and have some suggestions on doing this?

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Posted by: Kiyolaka 1 week ago
Third Degree Blue Belt

While doable, this would NOT be fun to manage.

I understand your concern over the vulnerability but this does seem like a bit over a knee jerk reaction, especially if you have Least Privalage Access and network segregation configured in your environment.

Do you have a primary printer manufacturer in your environment? E.G. is everything HP?

At the very least you would want to map the printers by their fully qualified DNS name (Based off serial number) opposed to IP, mapping by IP will generate a lot of nuisance for you if the IP has to be changed for some reason or you replace it with a different system, reuse the IP and some machine still has the old entry there.

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